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Say there are hundreds of unnamed layers in an Illustrator artboard. How do you just click one of those objects and reveal what layer it is on? And change to that layer?

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If you click an object on the artboard, the layer it is on is highlighted in the Layer's Panel by a small square on the right side of the layer name. – Scott Mar 7 '14 at 15:15

Select the object. Open the panel menu of the Layers panel:
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Click Locate Object:
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Here's a useful tip for mapping this function to a hotkey:… – redlamp Mar 16 at 16:29

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